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Mayor proclaims Saturday to be Gathering of the Orange Day Mayor’s Proclamation

WHEREAS, the agriculture industry of the Lynden area has for generations created a positive economic impact for Lynden and the surrounding communities in Whatcom County; and WHEREAS, the Puget Sound Antique ...

Letters to the editor – July 31

Growth management must be on the table With the upcoming County Council election on the horizon, it is extremely important that we all be aware of growth management issues and the need for council members ...

Jack Carver: Seeing life through a lens

by Michael Lewis, Tribune publisher One of my favorite journalism classes I took in college — many years ago — was my photography class. Learning about aperture, depth of field, film speed, gray scale ...

From the Margin: Seeing family, appreciating our country’s variety

“What was the highlight of the trip for you?” my wife asked as we were flying back to Seattle. Well, it’s hard to top seeing daughters and their husbands and especially twin 3-year-old granddaughters. ...

Letters to the editor – July 17

Read the Obama health care act, if you dare Have you read the new proposed Obama healthcare act? Don’t feel bad, because 99 percent of your U.S. representatives and senators haven’t either. Most of ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, July 17 • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, City Hall ...

Letters to the editor – July 10

The dangers of GPT Some residents living in close proximity to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) feel helpless in the face of this huge project. In reality, we are among hundreds, if not thousands, ...

EDITORIAL: Try not to blow up your friends, please

Celebrate the country. Celebrate with your family and friends. Enjoy the freedom we have in our country — and possibly even a day off from work — but as you eat your share of hot dogs, splash in the ...

Letters to the editor – July 3

No more handouts This letter is directed to you, the so-called silent majority with your head in the sand like an ostrich and your fingers on your electronic toys. Our great United States of America has ...
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Rushing water: Bonding over whitewater

Swiping through pictures of a Saturday church group rafting trip on the Skykomish River, one thing was clear: Whitewater can make the burliest of men smile like a schoolboy. As a group of about 20 of us ...